OverviewI am writing this article, so I have something to link to every time I explain my vote, and most especially when I receive a PM. I don't want to just write the same thing over and over again, each time I vote.
Anyway, I treat everyone the same, and do not favor any other member over another when it comes to voting. I do not pick on anyone, or favor another. I vote on climbing information, and this is of the most importance.
NotesNote 1: My SPv1 votes do not use these same criteria, though they may if I get to editing them all. Some of my earlier SPv2 votes may not reflect this either.
Note 2: This is applicable to Mountain or Route pages only, and not any other submissions.
Note 3: This is just my own criteria. I will not tell you how to vote. I’m sorry if you don’t like the way I vote. I always try to vote fairly, and usually vote higher than average. I give out many 10/10 votes, and don't mind doing so.
Note 4: Elevation of a mountain/hill is not important to me, but having a climbing or hiking route. It does not matter to me if a submission is 4,000 foot hill in Vermont or a 20,000 foot mountain in Peru, as long as the hiking and/or climbing information is present.
Note 5: I realize that some routes and mountains don't need very detailed route information (such as a trail), and I will still vote 10/10 on those pages, if much detail is not needed.
Note 6: Yes, you can vote 1 star on this article, and I won't revenge vote you. It isn’t posted for any other reason other than my own use to link to.
Note 7: I am sorry if I have ever offended anyone by one of my votes. I usually vote higher than most people.
Note 8: Nope, I couldn't think of an appropriate signature photo. Sorry about that.
Note 9: I am always willing to help anyone with a mountain page. I will do my best to help you, if you ask, though I am no expert on writting for Summitpost.
The 1/10 PagePages that I vote 1/10 are:
1. Pages that contain information I know to be erroneous (minor corrections are ignored if fixed).
2. Pages that contain information I know to be stolen.
3. Pages with no driving (or public transport), hiking, and climbing information, no matter how well written.
4. Pages that were originally good, but that have been abandoned and additions/corrections not made.
The 2/10 PagePages that I vote 2/10 are:
1. Pages that contain accurate information for reaches the summit, but a driving route only. If the mountain/hill has a road on it (such as Pikes Peak), fine, but please add hiking or climbing routes as well.
2. Pages similar to, but slightly better than the 1/10 pages above.
The 3/10 to 7/10 PagePages I vote 3/10 to 7/10 are:
1. Pages that are mostly accurate, but vague. I still must consult other sources. Pages will usually contain a routes overview, but not enough details to get you to the summit without a guidebook or other source.
The 8/10 PagePages I vote 8/10 are:
1. These pages usually have enough information to get you there, but contain a few missing details, or annoyances, or contain some visible and obvious errors.
The 9/10 PagePages I vote 9/10 are:
1. These pages either have route information on the front page, or have a route page attached. Along with a good map, these pages contain enough information, including driving directions that I can print out, fold in my pocket, and use as my only source to go do the climb, without having to have a guidebook, or read more information somewhere else.
The 10/10 Page1. These Mountain pages either have route information for more than one route on the front page, or have more than one route page attached, or have a routes overview with a few or several outlined routes plus a route page. Exceptions are made for peaks with only one practical route. Along with a good map (brought by myself and it doesn't have to be on the mountain page) and, these pages contain enough information, including driving directions that I can print out, fold in my pocket, and use as my only source to go do the climb, without having to have a guidebook, or read more information somewhere else.
2. For Route Pages only, these pages contain enough information, including driving directions that I can print out, fold in my pocket, and use as my only source to go do the climb, without having to have a guidebook, or read more information somewhere else.
Bonus and ExceptionsI may bump up a vote, if it is a mountain I have never heard of and is probably only on Summitpost. I also am not too picky if pages such as K2, Cerro Torre, Masherbrum, etc. are missing detailed route information. These are difficult mountains, and this is understandable, to me. Such pages should still have information about how to trek to basecamp.
I may adjust the vote down also, if I feel something needs to be added or corrected.